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Xbox One Orange Light Power Brick Issue [FIXED]

Addressing the Xbox One Power Supply Challenge with Insights into the Orange Light Dilemma.

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One problem that Xbox One users face is the Xbox One orange light issue, generally due to power-related abnormalities but may also be caused by hardware issues, overheating, malware, etc. You can solve this issue by updating the system, ensuring proper ventilation, and checking for malware.

Key Takeaways
  • Common causes of this error include overheating, power supply irregularities, loose connections, software glitches, etc.
  • The Xbox power supply orange light issue is relatively common, affecting many users worldwide.
  • You can fix this issue by updating the system, ensuring proper ventilation, checking for malware, etc.
  • This issue disrupts the power supply to the Xbox and can become a nuisance during an ongoing gaming session.

There is no such error message for this issue.

Method Difficulty Rating

Test Power Supply 
Rated: 7/10

Perform SFC
Rated: 9/10

 Reset Power Supply
Rated: 6/10

Update Software
Rated: 9/10

Tip: Check all hardware connections for any loose faulty or damaged cables. Also, test another display, as sometimes the issue is with the attached display.

Test The Power Supply and Power Cable

The orange power supply light issue is often due to a damaged power supply or cable, resulting in insufficient voltage for the console. Malfunctions can result from power surges or a dirty power brick. Broken pins on the power cable are also a common cause, so check for pin integrity.

Testing with a spare power supply or cable can help identify the issue. If problems persist, the Xbox itself may be the problem. We tried another power supply, and it fixed the issue for us; doing so also fixed the issue for users on the Microsoft Forum.

Power Brick
Xbox Power Supply Orange Light – Credits [Stealthy Gaming]

WARNING: Do not use third-party power supplies, as they may not provide the correct voltage or current required for your Xbox, potentially causing more harm.

Perform SFC Scan

In some cases, the orange light issue may be due to malware which corrupts and destroys system files. You can check for malware by running an anti-virus or SFC scan to determine if a virus has affected the device or if system files are missing. This method usually fixes the error for us when facing the Xbox orange light issue. Follow the steps below to successfully perform an SFC scan:

  1. Open Command Prompt: Press Win + R (the Windows key and the R key) simultaneously to open the Run dialog > Type “cmd” or “cmd.exe” in the Run dialog > Press Enter or click “OK.
    Windows Command Prompt
    Windows Command Prompt – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  2. Performing: Execute the following commands one after the other.
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth 
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth 
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth 
Dism /online /Cleanup-Image/StartComponentCleanup 
Dism /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase 
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chkdsk /f /r

WARNING: Never block the ventilation or place your Xbox on surfaces that can obstruct airflow, such as carpets or soft materials. Overheating can lead to serious damage.

Reset The Power Supply

If your Xbox One power supply is not efficiently providing power to your console, you may need to reset it. If the LED on the power supply is orange or blinking, this indicates an issue. Resetting the power supply solved the issue for us and the people on the Xbox Forum. You can take the following steps to reset your power supply:

  1. Power Cycle: Unplug the Power supply >Wait 30 Seconds > Re-plug into the socket but not the console.
  2. Check LED: Depending on whether the LED is on, off, or blinking, take the following steps.
  3. If On: Plug the Power supply into the console (don’t turn it on) > Check If the LED is still on > If yes, then start Xbox ( if not, move to the next step)
  4. If off or Blinking: Replace the power supply.

Update The System Software 

It came to our attention that an outdated system software can often lead to the generation of this particular error. Microsoft periodically releases new updates to fix any bugs or system bugs. Ensure that your device has all the necessary updates. This step solved the issue for us. To check for updates, do the following steps:

  1. Access System Settings: Access the guide > Navigate to “Profile & system” > “Settings” > “System.”
    System Updates – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  2. Check Updates: Choose “Updates & downloads” > Look for available updates.
    System Updates
    Updates and Downloads – Image Credits [Tech4Gamers]
  3. Update System: Download any pending updates to your system and check if the issue disappears afterward.

Tip: If all else fails you can try to perform a system reset do so with caution as it may delete all files on the device.


The Xbox power supply orange light issue is a clear indication that something is wrong with either the power supply or the console. Users on Twitter have mentioned that even after unplugging the power supply for days the issue doesn’t clear when re-plugged.

I stumbled upon a thread on Reddit detailing this issue and how to solve it. User Suuurelock on Twitter gave a potential fix to people’s concern regarding the orange light power supply issue which we tested and made sure that it indeed does work. 

We suggest that before deciding to disassemble the power supply make sure to follow the steps mentioned in our guide. Resort to disassemble the power supply as a last option as doing so may void any warranties. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Xbox One showing an orange light?

This issue may be because of software issues, such as malware or glitches, and hardware-related issues, such as a damaged power supply.

My Xbox is stuck on a black screen and won’t turn on; how do I fix it?

Check to see if the device power supply is showing orange light. Check the power supply and the software of the device.

How to fix Xbox One system failure?

You can fix it by updating the device and checking for software or hardware issues.

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